The Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 received an average 52.7 FPS when ran at 1080p. This is a 22.1 FPS faster than the R7950, a nearly 72% performance increase in the Heaven benchmark.
Overall score for Heaven reflects the huge performance boost over the R7950, with another 72% performance increase.
While at 1080p the difference was 72%, at 5760×1080 (in Eyefinity mode), the difference between the R7950 and the R9 290 shrunk to 32%.
Once again the FPS difference is reflected in the Overall score for the Heaven benchmark with a 32.6% difference in performance.
Benchmark Results: Heaven showed a huge difference in performance for with the R9 290 when we compared it to the R7950. At 1080p a 72% performance difference, while in Eyefinity mode (5760×1080) it was a 32% performance increase. Either way, Heaven shows that the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 is a worthy upgrade if you are running a R7950 or below.